Thursday, July 31, 2008

80th Post

80th post and I really don't have anything to celebrate. I am just happy that I am trying not to give up on my blog. With the ups and downs (more downs then ups) of being a Military wife and a pregnant mom, I just don't find myself in a ok mood to blog. When I started this blog I stated that I wanted this blog to be about the postive. I am have tried my hardest not to make this blog into a "I hate the world, listen to me complain." I think I was successful. I just have to keep it up. What I have been keeping up with is my Myspace page. It's so easy to keep up with and no thought has to go into it. Everything is pre-set. It's brainless fun.

I am a little upset at myself, that I have fallen behide in my photography. Especially since my hubby got an awesome new camera. It's the Sony Cyber-shot Digital Camera DSC-W300, 13.6 megapixels. I nearly jumped out of my socks when he told me he got this camera. All for little old me. I haven't really taken it out on the town. I have been a bad Mommy. I have to adjust myself to it. I am use to my Canon Powershot, 3.2 megapixels. That camera takes amazing pictures and I had it forever. So many megapixels, so little time. (ha, ha)

Well, here is one picture that I took with the new cam. Since my hubby is away and my preggo belly has gotten bigger, I have been doing alot of internet shopping. Big Bea loves the amount and sizes of the boxes that has been making its way to our door. I give her and Big Al two full days of play with the large boxes before they are off to recycling. They can have their way with the box. Color, tear, jump on, whatever they please. Here is the last car that rolled thru our home. Big Al was totally pushing Big Bea out of the box.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Independence day and Palm Springs

Well let's back track to the beginning of this month. I was able to see my Marine for Independence Day weekend. I was in good enough health that I was able to take my preggo belly on an airplane and fly out to Palm Springs. I left the kiddies home because I think we needed to be alone. I think the last time we were alone Big Al wasn't born yet. We stood 5 wonderful days in the 7 Springs Inn & Resort. To be honest, I thought that it was going to be a broken down hotel and called themselves a resort because they have a pool. I was so wrong. I loved it, so did my hubby. Very friendly staff and a very clean room. Awesome. It was close enough to downtown Palm Springs that it was easy to get too and far enough that we did hear any noise from the night life. Our second night their, we enjoy Mexican food in the greatest restaurant, La Casita. There was live Spanish music. It felt like was home with the Spanish feel. Great food, great Horcita and great service. If there wasn't other places to eat at in Palm Springs I would have had lunch and dinner there everyday. I don't know how people live in the desert. It's so hot. The natives said that it was cool the week that we where there. Each day it was 110. Of course, we were in A.C. as much as we could be. On the fourth we enjoyed the hot evening with fireworks. I had never been so close to fireworks.
On my last day in Cali, we took a ride up the Aerial Tramway. It travelled to the top of the mountain range that towers over Palm Springs. We drove up 2 miles to the valley station that was almost 3,000 miles over sea level. The drive there was beautiful. I never seen the desert, so rocks, dirt and dead plants looks beautiful to me. When you reach the top of the tramway you can see the entire city of Palm Springs. It was breathe- taking. The top is almost 9,000 miles over sea level. My favorite part was the temp. difference. It was way cooler up top. I wanted to say up there all day. We did pick some food while up top of the mountain. We preferred to go to La Casita then the food offered.

On the ride down, we held each other close because we knew this was our last evening together. I think we made a few people sick from the love. Hey, who cares. That was awesome vacation with my Marine. It was a great way to kick off my summer vacation. I can't wait to see him again.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Where have I been?

Hello Blogger world! I am back. It's been tough, but I guess I am back. I have been a busy beaver. Let's update:
Well, My husband is still training with the Marine Corps. He is currently training at Twentynine Palms, Ca. The middle of the desert. It seems like he has been gone endlessly. We don't know when he is coming home. I have been so focus on that, that I really did not want to blog or swap or crafts.

Next, I am currently 31 weeks pregnant. IT'S A GIRL! Her name is going to be Little Al. She has been making mommy very tired and uncomfortable, so computer time was very limited, I guess.

Finally, Big Bea and Big Al are growing so fast. Makes me feel super old.

I have started up some swaps with swap-bot. Some photography swaps, I am starting back up slowly.

Until next blog.